Pakistan has successfully carried out the night training launch of Ghaznavi, a surface to surface ballistic missile.
The missile “is capable of delivering multiple types of warheads up to 290 kilometres”, said Maj Gen Ghafoor via a tweet, which also included a video of the launch.
According to DG ISPR, the president and prime minister “conveyed appreciation to the team and congratulations to the nation” for the successful testing of the missile.
Pakistan successfully carried out night training launch of surface to surface ballistic missile Ghaznavi, capable of delivering multiple types of warheads upto 290 KMs. CJCSC & Services Chiefs congrat team. President & PM conveyed appreciation to team & congrats to the nation. pic.twitter.com/hmoUKRPWev
— DG ISPR (@OfficialDGISPR) August 29, 2019
Earlier in May, Pakistan conducted a successful training launch of Shaheen-II, a surface-to-surface ballistic missile.
In January, Pakistan carried out another successful launch of the tactical ballistic missile Nasr as part of the Army Strategic Forces Command training exercise.
The missile is capable of defeating — by assured penetration — “any currently available BMD [Ballistic Missile Defence] system in our neighborhood or any other system under procurement [or] development”, the military’s media wing had said.